Aikido of Chennai,
Ethiraj Lane,
(Off Commander-in-Chief Road),
Egmore, Chennai-600 008.
Contact:
Sensei Elankathiravan.K
+91-9551262099, +91-9677278733
Alex Francis +91-9500035883
eMail: chennaiaikido@gmail.com

CLASS SCHEDULE

Class Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Adults
7.00 to 8.00 AM

Adults
7.00 to 8.00 AM

Adults
8.00 to 9.30 AM
Adults
8.00 to 9.30 AM
Kids
9.45 to 11.15 AM
Kids
9.45 to 11.15 AM
Kendo Class
11.15 to 12.15 PM
Kendo Class
11.15 to 12.15 PM

Kids
5.00 to 6.00 PM
Kids
5.00 to 6.00 PM

Adults
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Adults
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Aikido of Chennai follows the training style of Aikikai from Hombu dojo in Japan. Classes are broken down into systematic progressions of foundational movements, fundamental techniques, advanced applications and variations.
Testing and grading shall be done by for youth and adults by international instructors visiting Chennai.
The basic requirements are listed in the table below:

HOMBU DOJO GRADING SYSTEM
7th Kyu
(5 Classes)
Attack Shomenuchi
Technique Ikkyo (omote & Ura)
Movements – Ushiro ukemi – sitting (half)
– Hanmi -migi & hidari
– Shomenuchi
Weapons Jo:
– Shomenuchi (fwd & back)
Knowledge What is Aikido?
Who is O’ Sensei?
What is a dojo?
What is Dojo etiquette
Japanese numbers – 1-5
Physical Conditioning Push-ups – 5x (on knees)
Squats – 10x
Plank – 30 secs
6th Kyu
(10 Classes)
Attack Shomenuchi
Ryotedori (sitting)
Technique Iriminage
Kokyo ho
Movements – Ushiro Ukemi – kneeling (half)
– Tenkan/Irimi tenkan
– Mai ukemi – kneeling
Weapons Jo:
– Shomenuchi (2-directions)
– Tsuki
Knowledge What is the role of the Nage?
What is the role of Uke?
What is Ukemi?
Japanese numbers 1-10
Japanese words:
Let’s share; thank you; hand; wrist; front; back;
Physical Conditioning – Push-ups – 10x (on knees)
– Squats – 10x
– Horse stance sit – 30 sec
– Plank – 30 secs
5th Kyu
(15 Classes)
Attack Katatedori
Technique Shihonage (omote & ura)
Movements – Ushiro ukemi – standing (half)
– Mai ukemi – standing
– Yokomenuchi
Weapons Jo: <
– Shomenuchi (4-directions)
– Tsuki
– Yokomenuchi
Knowledge Why does Aikido have no competitions?
Who is Doshu?
Japanese words: Sorry; head; begin; bow to …; strike/feint
Physical Conditioning – Push-ups – 15x regular
– 3 way lunge w kick – 4x
– Plank – 60 secs
– Sit-ups – 20x
– Lizard walk – 15m
– Rope hang – 20 secs
4th Kyu
(40 classes after 5th Kyu)
Attack Shomenuchi
Katatedori
Katatedori
Yokomenuchi
Technique Nikkyo
Ikkyo
Nikkyo
Shihonage
Movements – Ushiro Ukemi – standing (full)
– Mae ukemi – standing/walking
– Tsuki – mune, men
– Ikkyo fall from kneeling (push up)
Weapons Jo:
– Shomenuchi (8-directions)
– 6 step kata
Knowledge Any question from 10th-5th Kyu (above) AND
Japanese words:
– How are you? I am fine
Physical Conditioning – Push-ups – 15x regular
– 3 way lunge w kick – 5x
– Plank – 75 secs
– Sit-ups – 20x
– Lizard walk – 30m
– Rope hang – 20 secs
– Matrix fall – knee touch – 5+5x
3rd Kyu
(50 classes after 4th Kyu)
Attack Shomenuchi (zagi & tachi)
Shomenuchi (zagi & tachi)
Shomenuchi
Ryotedori
Ryotedori
Tsuki
Tsuki
Technique Sankyo
Yonkyo
Kotegaeshi
Shihonage
Tenchinage
Iriminage (2 versions)
Kotegaeshi
Movements – Unbendable arm (standing)
– Forward dive roll over foam roll
– Standing Ikkyo fall (worm)
– Breakfall (basic from sumiotoshi w/ soft mat)
Weapons Jo:
– 6 step kata with partner
Knowledge Any question from 10th-4th Kyu (above) AND
Japanese words:
– Japanese numbers for people and time, hundred, thousandyou
Physical Conditioning – Push-ups – 10x Aikido + 5 regular
– Plank – 90 secs
– Lizard walk – 30m
– Pull ups – 3x
– Dragon’s Flag – 10 Degrees x 3
– Matrix fall – ankle touch – 10+10x
2nd Kyu
(50 classes after 3rd Kyu)
Attack Katadori (zagi & tachi)
Katadori (zagi & tachi)
Katatedori (hanmi handachi)
Katatedori
Katatedori
Katatedori
Katatedori
Katatedori
Katatedori
Technique Sankyo
Yonkyo
Shihonage
Iriminage
Kotegaeshi
Kaitennage
Kokyu ho
Kokyu nage
Jiyuwaza
Movements – Forward dive roll over 18 inch blk
– Standing Ikkyo fall (feather fall) w partner
– Breakfall (basic from kotegaeshi w/ soft mat)
Weapons Jo:
– 6 step kata with partner
– Jo dori – kokyu nage (ura)
Knowledge Any question from 10th-3th Kyu (above) AND
Japanese words:
– Hip, throat, samurai sword names,
Physical Conditioning – Push-ups – 15x Aikido + 10 regular
– Plank – 120 secs
– Lizard walk – 30m
– Pull ups – 4x
– Dragon’s Flag – 20 Degrees x 4
– 1km run in 6 minutes
1st Kyu (Brown Belt)
(60 classes after 2nd Kyu)
Attack Yokomenuchi
Ushiro Ryotedori
Ushiro Ryotedori
Ushiro Ryotedori
Ushiro Ryotedori
Yokomenuchi (zagi and tachi)
Ryotedori (hanmi handachi)
Shomenuchi
Tsuki
Morotedori
Morotedori
Morotedori
Morotedori
Morotedori
Morotedori
Morotedori
Morotedori
Morotedori
Morotedori
Ryotedori (tachi)
Ryotedori
Morotedori
Technique Gokyo
Ikkyo
Nikkyo
Sankyo
Yonkyo
Ikkyo/Nikkyo/Sankyo/Yonkyo/Gokyo
Shihonage
Kaitennage
Kaitennage
Ikkyo
Nikkyo
Sankyo
Yonkyo
Shihonage
Kotegaeshi
Iriminage
Kokyu ho
Kokyu nage
Udekominage
Kokyu ho
Jiyuwaza
Jiyuwaza
Movements – Forward dive roll over 18 inch blk
– Standing Ikkyo fall (feather fall) w partner
– Breakfall (basic from shihonage w/ soft mat)
– Koshinage roll over partner (w/ soft mat)
Weapons Jo:
– 13 step Kata 1
– Jo dori – kokyu nage (omote & ura)
Tanto:
– Tsuki kotegaeshi
Knowledge Any question from 10th-2th Kyu (above) AND
Japanese words:
– I speak little Japanese, may I have some water please, what is this
Physical Conditioning – Push-ups – 15x Aikido + 10 regular
– Plank – 120 secs
– Lizard walk – 30m
– Pull ups – 4x
– Dragon’s Flag – 20 Degrees x 4
– Matrix fall – mat touch – 5+5x
– 2.5 km run
— 15-30yrs (15 mins)
— 31-40yrs (16 mins)
— 41-50yrs (17 mins)
— 51-55yrs (20 mins)
— 56 – 60yrs (22 mins)
— 61+yrs (25 mins)
Shodan (Black Belt)
(70 classes after 1st Kyu)
Attack Ushiro Ryotedori
Ushiro Ryotedori
Ushiro Ryotedori
Ushiro Ryotedori
Ushiro Ryotedori
Katadori Menuchi
Katadori Menuchi
Katadori Menuchi
Katadori Menuchi
Katadori Menuchi
Katadori Menuchi
Katadori Menuchi
Katadori Menuchi
Katadori Menuchi
Ryokatadori
Ryokatadori
Ryokatadori
Ryokatadori
Ryokatadori
Ryokatadori
Ryokatadori
Ryokatadori
Ryotedori
Technique Shihonage
Kotegaeshi
Iriminage
Kokyu ho
Kokyu nage
Ikkyo
Nikkyo
Sankyo
Yonkyo
Shihonage
Kotegaeshi
Iriminage
Kokyu ho
Kokyu nage
Ikkyo
Nikkyo
Sankyo
Yonkyo
Shihonage
Kotegaeshi
Iriminage
Kokyu ho
Koshinage
Movements – Forward dive roll over 2 ft blk
– Breakfall from any throw
– Koshinage from any throw
– Partner assisted ushiro otoshi
Weapons Jo:
– 13 step Kata 1
– Jo dori
— Tsuki Kokyu nage (omote, ura and absorb)
— Tsuki shihonage
Tanto:
– Tsuki hijikime oase
Knowledge Any question from 10th-1st Kyu (above) AND
– List of various styles of Aikido with the names of their founding sensei
Physical Conditioning – Push-ups – 20x Aikido
– Plank – 150 secs
– Pull ups – 5x
– Dragon’s Flag – 30 Degrees x 5
– 5 km run
— 15-30yrs (30 mins)
— 31-40yrs (33 mins)
— 41-50yrs (35 mins)
— 51-55yrs (40 mins)
— 56 – 60yrs (45 mins)
— 61+yrs (50 mins)
Dan/Kyu Belt Colour Testing Authority Fees Special Fees Award
Kids Adults
10th Kyu Yellow AoC ₹ 500.00

AoC Certificate + Belt
9th Kyu Green AoC ₹ 500.00

AoC Certificate + Belt
8th Kyu Blue AoC ₹ 500.00

AoC Certificate + Belt
7th Kyu Purple AoC ₹ 500.00 ₹ 500.00
AoC Certificate + Belt
6th Kyu Brown AoC ₹ 1,000.00 ₹ 1,000.00
AoC Certificate + Belt
5th Kyu White AoC ₹ 2,000.00 ₹ 5,000.00 Hombu Certificate + Aikikai Membership card
4th Kyu White AoC ₹ 2,000.00
Hombu Certificate
3rd Kyu White AoC ₹ 2,000.00 Hombu Certificate
2nd Kyu White AoC ₹ 2,000.00
Hombu Certificate
1st Kyu Brown AoC ₹ 2,000.00 Hombu Certificate
Shodan Black Hombu Dojo ₹ 5,000.00 ₹ 7,000.00 Hombu Certificate + Aikikai Yudansha Book